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and afghanistan. leading the u.s. back under a grant. it is 11:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. here in london. broadcasting to people around the world. news international has intensified with fresh criticism from the former prime minister gordon brown. in an interview with the bbc mr. brown claimed that the sunday brown newspaper hired criminals to get his financial and medical records and he was left in tears after the signing gave information about his son's a cystic fibrosis. ministers will discuss whether to call on plans for rupert murdoch's bid for the bskyb to be abandoned. this report from our deputy political editor does contain flash cryptography. >> here is gordon again in downing street with his daughter elisabeth next to him. and their top editor, rebekah brooks, the red hat on the right. for years a team brown stayed close. no more. the smiles fell away. using criminals to investigate his private life. >> i had my bank accounts broken into. ilesd my lawyers' f blanked. my tax returns went missing at one point. medical records have been broken into. i do not know how al
a coordinated bomb attack. >> now to afghanistan or five people were killed today in a blast inside a mosque. the attack was carried out by a man who hid explosives in his turban. it happened in canada hard during a memorial service for president karzai's brother. his brother was assassinated this week. the governor of kandahar was in the mosque. >> another deadly attack in the heart of kandahar. top afghan officials were attending a prayer service for the president's half-brothers. they were quickly whisked away as eight police units secure the area. among the dead, an influential cleric, a man opposed to the taliban. like so many other attacks, the brought was born by ordinary afghans. more people are also dying from nato air strikes. on wednesday, six villagers died in this raid. it was an operation to flush out insurgents near the pakistan border. among the victims, women and children. it led to a wave of anger among afghans. protest have taken place, pressing for the withdrawal of western forces. that is about to happen imminently, but some are wondering at what cost? starting next week
as commander of international forces in afghanistan, succeeding david petraeus, who is to be the new head of the cia. general allan said he was under no illusion about the challenges in afghanistan. spanish police say they have broken up a major concern that was laundering money from drug trafficking. they dug up some of the money from under the floor of a madrid mansion. it took them 16 hours of searching. when the cash was counted, it totaled 23 million euros. we have been reporting a lot on rupert murdoch and his son james preparing to take questions from the u.k. parliamentary committee. >> it is what everybody's eyes will be on later on today, tuesday. early on, i spoke to a member of the democracy institute. he was talking to me about the cross-examination the murdoch's will face. >> i can see a surprise we can look forward to. the murdoch's well in the comparative cents be somewhat forthright, comparatively in cycle, more than we would have expected, because their attempts to say as little as possible in recent days and weeks have obviously failed miserably. i think they will belat
, and also those of the relatives of servicemen who had been killed in afghanistan and iraq. rebekah brooks has resigned as chief executive of news international. aaron is here. a business decision, this one? >> well, look, another shock -- well, in two weeks of shocks we've had coming out of this story. now, this is quite amazing, because yesterday's story was trying to get rebekah brooks and, of course, rupert murdoch's son in front of this hearing committee, where they are expected to be grilled very hard. now, rebekah brooks had said she welcomed to answer the questions, but some of the questions she said she may not be able to answer. now, he's the question, because this is just breaking, we're still basically reading across here and just trying to find out the implications. does this mean now that she has stepped down as the chief of news international, which, for our global viewers, the arm that -- the murdoch arm that runs all the newspapers, which includes the now-defunct "news of the world," which clomesed down last sunday. does she still have to appear and answer or not answer so
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